If you really think about it, "take time to stop and smell the roses" may not be such a cliché after all. Most of us spend our days going a mile a minute, hopping from place to place and shindig to shindig, seeing best friends and possibly boyfriends as part of a social whirlwind that rarely comes to a standstill. When you throw work, classes and family time into that mix, after a while it gets to be a hurricane! It's important to schedule time to hang out with yourself so that you can be the best you and the true you in other situations. After all, spending time alone is part of where your uniqueness comes from — where you can find new music you love, new inspiration, new goals and new dreams. Here are five awesome things to do on a night spent solo. 

1. Order A Delicious Dish Mexican food, Chinese food, Thai food — whatever you fancy! Maybe even order a specialty pizza with M&Ms on it like Anne Hathaway's character does in The Princess Diaries. Whatever you choose, you won't have to share, wonder who's paying or compromise on toppings. Eat it while you...

2. Watch That Movie You Never Saw Sometimes, it happens that everyone saw that amazing, epic, Oscar-worthy movie that you missed out on. For some reason, we can never figure out where we were or what we were so busy doing in these types of situations that we completely missed out on hitting up the movie theatre, but the fact remains that no one's left to see it with, and it's finally come out on DVD. So go for it! On-Demand or Netflix it up. All before you...

3. Pamper Yourself When do you ever find time to actually give yourself that pedicure you've been putting off? As for having enough free time to commit to a face mask or a deep-condition, that's a joke. Here's your chance to finally relax and fill up the bathtub with those lilac bath balls you got as a Christmas present and open up that book you've been meaning to read. Afterwards, you can do some...

4. Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter Cleaning Another con of moving around like a whirlwind is that you rarely have time to actually get any cleaning done. If clothes from the past couple of days are strewn around your floor or in weekend bags in your car, then this means you. Take a night to chill and experience that mysterious phenomenon we all know and love called the Late-Night-Cleaning-Bonanza, where you start and just can't stop. Put on your favorite new song, and after you're done...

5. Read A Good Book We literally never make enough time for reading. It's true that you can never be lonely if you have a book, so you're technically not even spending the evening solo. Pick one off the bucket list of books you've been meaning to read and hole up in the bathtub or on the couch, maybe even in front of the fire. Transport yourself into another world that you've only ever dreamed of entering.

Lovelies, what are your favorite things to do when you're alone? 

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